Hear from Experts on Student Engagement in this Free Webinar on Jan. 27th
Free Webinar: Improving Student Engagement by Strengthening Systems & Processes > Register Here on WhyTry.org
Throughout the pandemic, the challenges and trauma we have all experienced have had a huge impact on both students, parents, and teachers. We have seen schools all over the country struggling to engage students that are slipping in their attendance and increasing in mental health needs. Student and educator challenges feel like they’re at an all-time high.
Join our experts in student engagement, attendance, and systems thinking to discuss practical tips and strategies for how we can better serve our students through these unparalleled times for a FREE webinar on Thursday, January 27 at 12PM/PST, 3PM/EST.
Brenda Payne, Assistant Superintendent, Retired
Brenda has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience with Richardson ISD. She began her career as a classroom teacher and has also served as an elementary assistant principal, principal, and in central administrative roles in curriculum, instruction, and school operations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in Education from Texas Woman’s University.
Sophia Allmond, Senior Coordinator, Truancy, Transition Support
Mrs. Sophia Allmond has been a public school educator for at least 30 years and currently serves as the Senior Coordinator: District-wide Transition Specialist for Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, VA. Her career experiences include special education, hospital education, secondary transition support, attendance and truancy, discipline, alternative education transition support, Section 504, PBIS, Restorative Practices, Title IX, etc. Mrs. Allmond is an alumnus of Old Dominion University, Hampton University, and The George Washington University with degrees in Psychology, Special Education, and Educational Leadership and Administration. She also serves as a Trustee on the Executive Board of the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators (NAPSA).
Erica Peterson, National Education Manager
With nearly two decades with School Innovations & Achievement (SI&A), Erica Peterson, National Education Manager, draws from her longstanding relationships and involvement with CSBA, COSA, TASA, and CASCWA, to offer districts insight and ways to connect strategies with proven practices. Throughout her tenure, Erica has worked with hundreds of school district executives providing solution consulting in the areas of school attendance, organizational effectiveness, special education, and state-mandated program compliance.
Jason Johnson, Ed.S., Director of Research and Development
Jason is a licensed school psychologist and has published research on resilience and student performance. Jason is a passionate advocate for disadvantaged students and currently consults and trains educators across the nation as the director of research and development for the WhyTry organization.